Zoom Usage Hints and Tips
Looking for ways to improve your video conferencing experience? Here a few hints and tips to having a successful Zoom video conference!
* Ethernet (hardwired internet connection) - use an Ethernet cable if possible; wifi could add to an unstable connection, especially if using live video.
* Smart Phone - to increase stability of the session, it is best to not use live video if using a smart phone.
* Click here for more information on wireless connectivity and network instability issues while using Zoom.
* Shared content is next in priority after audio. It requires more bandwidth but is normally very important for collaboration.
* Live video takes the most bandwidth and should only be used as necessary.
*Direction of the light can make your face look different.
If you are struggling with an issue not featured here, the answers to most commonly asked questions, including ones not listed below, can be found in our Zoom Cheatsheet.
- You can customize the Waiting Room experience with an approved list of domains that can bypass the Waiting Room and directly join the meeting
- You can find meetings that are scheduled without a Passcode by pulling the following report
- For meeting join information, we are renaming “Passwords” to “Passcodes” to better align with its role of allowing people in a meeting
2.Next to the person you want to remove, click More.
3. From the list that appears, click Remove.
Important changes and enhancements from this upgrade include:
• Remove the meeting ID from the title bar. The meeting ID will no longer be displayed in the title bar of the Zoom meeting window. The meeting ID can be found by clicking on the info icon at the top left of the client window or by clicking Participants, then Invite.
• Invite button under Participants. The button to invite others to join your Zoom meeting is now available at the bottom of the Participants panel.
• Local file transfer in meeting chat. The feature file transfer in meeting chat has been re-enabled. Third-party file transfers and sharing clickable links are still disabled.
• Security icon in host’s meeting controls. The meeting host will now have a Security icon in their meeting controls, which combines all of Zoom’s existing in-meeting security controls into one place. This includes locking the meeting, enabling Waiting Room, and more. Users can also now enable Waiting Room in a meeting, even if the feature was turned off before the start of the meeting.
* Webinar 500 (up to 500 attendees): $1,215/year
* Webinar 1000: $2,924/year
* Comparison between meetings and webinars
* Purchase a Zoom Webinar License
* Contact software licensing: firstname.lastname@example.org
* This is not an error.
* You will (or have received) an email confirming the creation of your account and asking you if you want to switch the WUSTL HIPAA group.
* Click the link in that email to accept the group change and validate your account.
* The WUSTL HIPAA group has some security restrictions to protect the handling of PHI - for example, meetings cannot be recorded to a cloud service, only to local machines.
* Individuals who believe they should not be in the WUSTL HIPAA group should submit a request to the Information Security Office for review.
** Note: If VPNs are allowed in your country, this is an alternative way to access Zoom
2. Select the Schedule a Meeting button in the ribbon of the Outlook application.
3. Input your meeting details and Send.
4. A calendar invitation will appear with the Zoom information generated automatically.
Logging In Using the Zoom Desktop App
For those logging in to the Zoom desktop app for the first time, follow the instructions below.
After clicking on the app, the initial log-in screen will appear as pictured below. Select "sign in with SSO" on the righthand side of the screen and proceed to the next step.
After selecting "log in with SSO", you will be prompted to enter a domain name. Enter "wustl" as the domain name and click continue
**NOTE: Certain individuals requiring HIPAA compliance will be asked to upgrade to a WustlHIPAA Zoom account. Individuals belonging to this group should be prompted during sign-in and again via email.
You should now be signed in to your WashU Zoom account.